A U.S. employer can get Green Card (permanent residence) status for a foreign born physician. But employer must show that he or she is unable to locate a U.S. physician to fill the position.
To obtain the permanent residence (green card) for a foreign doctor, an employer must utilize following three step process:
- Applying for alien labor certification from U.S. Labor Department (DOL)
- Visa petition submission to US Citizenship and Immigration Service.
- Applying for permanent residence from US Citizenship and Immigration Services or U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad
1 – Labor Certification
If the physician is having extraordinary ability in the sciences or his employment is clearly in the national interest, then his employer must apply for the labor certification in order to obtain permanent residence on his behalf. Read the full story